Light Shining Through; Piano Improvisations

Pellucid, evocative. Inspired.

Review by Mike Heffley, PhD, Ethnomusicologist

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Evocative tone poems on solo piano... Suzanne Grosvenor’s music is like that of Erik Satie’s: simple, pellucid, and again, above all, evocative.

Each is an unscripted improvisation inspired by a person who “sat” for her, like a model for a painter. That approach is one she’s cultivated to mastery over time...[improvisation] that belies ideological distinctions between the composed and the improvised.  

The quality of the instrument and recording add much to the music too; the low notes ring out like rock gongs, in satisfying contrast to the more diaphanously feminine range that prevails.  Tonic to soothe the stresses of the soul...aged to its pithier bite and deeper bouquet.

"I felt healing almost immediately."

Review by Lynette Lisell

I was going through a very stressful job situation.  One day I decided to bring Suzanne's CD with me. I put the CD into the player and before long my anxiety began to melt away, more and more.  I felt healing almost immediately after starting to listen to the CD.

I became aware of that place within myself, a quiet, safe place deep within me and, of what was really important.  It made me aware of the Divine all around me and deep within me and that nothing can change that.  

I've listened to other music in my office, but this one really, really got me to where I needed to be.  That was that place of knowledge that God is always with me and life might throw some difficulties and I can still be in a place of peace and all is well.     

I like to play Light Shining Through during my meditation sessions. So much music that has been recorded for meditation tends to be repetitive and monotonous but Light Shining Through is rich and colorful.  Even though the music is changeable and has a great deal of color and personality there is a sense of calm and peace and healing throughout.

Listening to Suzanne's music is like traveling next to a river. I used to do a lot of bike riding next to rivers and they're always changing. And I love that about the music.  At one point it'll be very calm, still and peaceful. And then you go a little bit farther along and it's joyful and fun and playful.  And then You go along a little farther and it's once again very introspective and makes you think.  Throughout the whole CD there is a sense of peace and a calmness.

To get centered, I listen to this

I have stacks of music -- some music soothes, a lot of music is uplifting -- but Suzanne’s music changes my spiritual heart. To get centered, I listen to this CD Light Shining Through.  When I’m having a tough day, I put the CD on and I feel much happier and God-centered.  Suzanne is blessed with a gift for healing through her music.

Review by Vicki K, Recovery Coach

Like Good Medicine without bad side effects

However I’m feeling at any given moment, the music of Light Shining Through balances me.  I feel supported just having the CD playing.  It’s like good medicine without bad side effects.

Review by Jan Henrikson

My love of music is restored

I have loved fine music all of my life. In the past 15 years, I’ve had no interest in listening to music since suffering a debilitating illness. My music collection has been left on the shelf, gathering dust.  Hearing Suzanne’s CD ‘Light Shining Through’ changed this.  The music is so incredibly beautiful, I cannot believe it. It is uplifting, clear, unlike anything I’ve heard before.  My love of music is restored.

-R. Hathaway

A sense of being lifted and loved by God

The music carries me on waves of gentleness and then intensity...I find peace and healing and a sense of being lifted up and loved by God.  Suzanne’s music opens me to impressions and visions.  I enjoy listening over and over; it’s always fresh and powerful.

-Mert Ingvoldstad, Employment Counselor

Piano for the Soul

Suzanne’s music is amazing. It can lift your spirits and warm your heart.  The CD could provide a vehicle for prayer and contemplation or can be gorgeous dinner music to accompany great food and conversation.  

Review by Joyce S.        Full review at

Music that Speaks to Me

Worthy to be in anybody's music library...Skilled technique, beautiful expression, creative themes...I find something new each time that speaks to me.

Review by Angus M.        Full review at



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